John Matthews
1942 - 2021
Vernon Family Funeral Homes
235 Miami Street
Urbana, OH

ST. PARIS - John Matthews, 79, of St. Paris, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, Ohio.

John was born April 11, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio the son of the late William and Faye (Shadley) Matthews. John was the owner/operator of Matthews Lawn Maintenance for over 30 years. John was a devout Christian and an avid member of Believers Christian Fellowship of Lima. He was very passionate about spreading the Word of Jesus Christ and witnessing with everyone he met. Brother John was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He loved spending time with his family and they will greatly miss him.

John is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Gary) Gamble, Sherry (Miles) Kite, Michelle Kearns (Oscar Cid) and Patricia (Josh) Flohre; his son William "Bill" (Lisa) Matthews; grandchildren, Julia Moffitt, Kayleigh Kearns, Aaron (Clarissa) Moffitt, Elyssa Kearns, Haleigh (Jordan) Stemen, Kaitlyn Matthews, Madelyn Flohre, Noah Flohre and Ayden Kite; great grandchildren, Jordyn, Jayde, Bayla, Amari, Berlyn Bryleigh, Bently, Tyrus, Wyatt, Treston and Wilco; sisters, Margaret Slygh and Nellie Ramey as well as several nieces and nephews

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Wilma Sue Matthews; grandson, Robert Reed.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Believers Christian Fellowship, Lima, Ohio.

Wearing of masks and social distancing is highly encouraged.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Vernon Funeral Home to help support the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published by Urbana Daily Citizen from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
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miss his goofy grin!!! he will be missed....lord bless!!
sonja petry
September 14, 2021
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